Agricultural shows and events are a time when people involved in the agricultural value chain get to meet one another, to network and to find out about the latest technologies and trends. A number of these events occur in South Africa, and we have listed many of these.
The chapter is in no way the full picture, and the reader is referred to the agricultural weeklies, Landbouweekblad and Farmer’s Weekly, or their websites to find a calendar of the latest shows. Visit www.landbou.com and www.farmersweekly.co.za.
Some agricultural role players like the Agricultural Business Chamber (Agbiz) keep their members informed of agricultural events through their newsletters or on their websites.
2. Some role players
African Agri CouncilTel: 021 700 4300
Responsible for events like African Agri Investment Indaba and e-Agri East Africa Summit (Kenya).
Tel: 021 975 4440/1/2/3
Agri-Expo is an agricultural organisation which runs numerous shows and events e.g. the South African Cheese Festival, From The Earth, various equestrian and breeder events and championships.
Tel: 015 307 2725
This is a farmer’s association, affiliated to Agri SA. It runs the Letaba Expo (find details on the website)
Tel: 028 424 2890
Agri Mega is responsible for various expos, shows and farmers days in the Western Cape. It also hosts Agri Tourism and Tours.
Agricultural Tours Worldwide
Tel: 082 447 7718
Included in their agricultural tours are visits to international and national shows e.g. Nampo and Allfresh.
Tel: 021 854 4700
See Agriworks under heading 3
Tel: 011 234 0604
Exhibitions and Event Association of Southern Africa (EXSA)
Tel: 011 805 7272
Exhibition Management Services
Tel: 011 783 7250
Grain SA (GSA)
Tel: 08600 47246
See Nampo Harvest Day under heading 3
Royal Agricultural Society of Natal
Tel: 033 345 6274
They host the Royal Show – “South Africa’s oldest and largest mixed agricultural event” – and the Sunday Tribune Garden Show, the country’s “largest horticultural event”.
Tshwane Business and Agricultural Corporation (TSHWABAC)
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